39 thoughts on “Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer

  1. WAIT A MINUTE………BEANS AREN'T APPROVED BY THE RAW FOOD CLOWN POLICE….YOUR CHANCE FOR PIONEERSHIP AT THE WFF……..IS NOW OUT THE WINDOW

  2. In the end is phytic acid a good thing? I heard it bind with calcium and iron making it impossible for our body to absorb those nutrients? Is that true?

  3. beans are an excellent source of cell agglutinating lectins that do not get destroyed in cooking so be careful as to what beans you eat..worse are kidney beans…best are black beans

  4. "Anti-nutrients" is a term only used by people who want to consume large amounts of animal fats and protein.  Avoiding beans and whole grains because our short-lived cavemen ancestors did is incredibly flawed reasoning. 

  5. Plant based population, Kenya..? .you better go do some more research…. in fact a study of the world class Kenyan long distance runners…."Meat (primarily beef) was eaten just four times a week in fairly small amounts (about 100 grams — 3.5 ounces a day). A fair amount of tea with milk and sugar was imbibed on a daily basis.
    As you might expect, the Kenyan-runners' diets were extremely rich in carbohydrate, with 76.5 percent of daily calories coming from carbs.
    Protein intake amounted to 10.1 percent of all calories and a total of 1.3 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day (75 total grams daily). Once again, the Kenyans were fully in line with recommendations of top sports nutritionists, who call for protein intakes of ~1.2 grams per kilogram daily for endurance athletes. About two-thirds of the protein came from plant foods. Water intake was modest (about 1.113 liters per day), and the Kenyans actually tended to drink more tea than water on a daily basis (tea consumption was about 1.243 daily liters).
    Hmmmm…someone disagrees with your Vegan Naziism

  6. If you think I unfairly singled out "Pro Athletes" diets… WIKIPEDIA …"There is no singular dish that represents all of Kenya. Different communities have their own native foods. Staples are maize and other cereals depending on the region including millet and sorghum eaten with various meats and vegetables. The foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma."

  7. Having had both my FATHER and oldest BROTHER die from colon cancer (both also ex-smokers…I have NEVER smoked tobacco) I take this so very seriously…ADD MORE VEGGIES people! PLEASE!

  8. wow, great explanation through different sources. thanks for the info. i eat usually one serving of black beans per day

  9. It's tough to read some of the hate spewed toward you, Dr. Greger. Keep doing what you're doing. I think you're saving lives. 

  10. Hah!  Take that you phytate scardie cat, who says all those phytates are gonna kill the plant eaters.  Thank you again Dr. Greger!  You're the best!   He said I just parrot what all the plant eaters say, well I will do one better and send him the whole video!  Rawwk!  Polly wants a vegan cracker!

  11. There's seldom any mention of the quantity of beneficial foods that should be consumed so I am going to assume that a minimum of 1/2 to as much as 1 cup of cooked beans 3 times per week would be about right in addition to other whole foods consumed 2 to 3 times per day.
    I have always hated the lack of quantifying in recommendations or general articles about research findings!

  12. Thank you so much Dr Greger for sharing this vital information. since finding your channel a few months ago I'm making much healthier and nutritious choices for my family and spreading the word amongst my friends as well.

  13. Did you see this week’s most popular video?

    Click the link to watch the video: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/phytates-for-the-prevention-of-cancer

  14. Fascinating!  Even though we keep learning more and more about the individual beneficial nutritional elements in veggies, we don't have to know it all to start eating well during the learning process.  Veggies rule (and that includes beans!)

  15. What do phytates do to cancer cells?

    Click the link to watch the video: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/phytates-for-the-treatment-of-cancer/

  16. Great info! I love that there's no mud slinging and that you're trying to give info with evidence that would help anyone. What about high meat/high vegetable vs high vegetable/ low meat?

  17. Hi doc, in regards to cancers I recently found out that I have a small cancer on my thyroid it's around 2.3 cm so it's quite small and Its called Papillary thyroid carcinoma. I was wondering, since this video is about preventing cancer using plant based diet, being my cancer this small do you think I can cure/reverse it by going on a raw vegan/plant based diet?

  18. Nice, but then how does one explain the fact that people with iron deficiency are at an increased risk of colon cancer?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17587088

  19. I CANT BELIEVE HOW I WAS MISLED TO BELIEVE WE ACTUALLY NEEDED MEAT TO SURVIVE…I MEAN WHAT A CRIME AGAINST GOD!!!!!!!! JESUS CHRIST WHY DID YOU MAKE THESE 'TEACHERS'!? IM ONLY 40 AND NOW I UNDERSTAND…BECAUSE OF YOUTUBE? UNREAL HOW AMERICANS ARE TREATED, THE MOST HEARTWARMING PEOPLE

  20. Dr. Greger: Phytates (IP6 or phytic acid) have been shown by various studies to strongly prevent/treat all types of cancers. But a 2004 John Hopkins Public Health article ( titled "Enemy Within") suggests IP6 could repair (damaged) cancer cells (and thus make them grow?). Doesn't this contradict all the anti-cancer functions of IP6 since it can also repair the same cancer cells ( and make them survive/dangerous)? Amidst this confusing data, should we stop taking IP6 with Inositol and stop eating high phytates foods ( wheat bran, oatmeal, etc)? In the interest of the public , I hope you can clear up this confusing contradiction. Thank you.

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